Quality of life for older people in care homes is called unacceptable
A report has said that too many older people living in care homes in Wales have an ‘unacceptable quality of life’.
Research published by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has found that older people in some care homes became institutionalised and lost control over their own lives, reports Inside Housing.
The report found that ‘some of the most basic health care needs of older people living in care homes are not properly recognised or responded to’ and that there was a lack of specialist support for older people and a lack of recognition of emotional neglect.
The ‘vital importance’ of care work is not sufficiently recognised and there is ‘insufficient investment’ in the sector, the report states. It also warns that ‘a current lack of planning means the needs of older people in care homes will not be met in the future.’
Sarah Rochira, older people Commissioner for Wales, said: “While my review found excellent examples of truly person-centred care, enabling and empowering care that delivers the very best outcomes for older people, there are significant variations across Wales that result in too many older people living in care homes having an unacceptable quality of life. My review report therefore sets out for all of the bodies subject to my review requirements for action to deliver the change required within our care homes and ensure that quality of life sits at the heart of the delivery of residential and nursing care across Wales.”
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